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Monday, November 28, 2016

An Old Fashioned Christmas

This year we will be enjoying an old fashioned Christmas at Storybook Cottage.

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I’ve been busy handcrafting holiday decor with a nod to Christmas past.

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I have to admit that the simple touches of days gone by bring such joy to my heart.

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I was seeking a bit more vintage inspiration so I recently went to one of my favorite antique shops in the design district.

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Country Garden Antiques specializes in antique and vintage Christmas décor.

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The owners, Alan and Gina, are delightful kindred spirits.

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Alan finds the treasures and Gina displays them beautifully.

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While Christmas is sprinkled throughout the store there is also an entire room devoted to it.

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A feather tree decorated with ombre vintage ornaments… yes please!

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There are pastel delights.

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Bright gem colored wonders.

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Boxes and boxes of Shiny Brite delight.

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I’ll have a blue Christmas indeed.

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All of it!

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Perhaps you’re dreaming of white Christmas?

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Gold and silver bells and balls.

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You can never go wrong with classic holiday red.

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These are only a few examples of the wonders that await you.

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Country Garden Antiques is located in the D/FW area.

147 Parkhouse Dallas, TX 75207


Please know that I was not compensated in any way for this post, I just adore the shop. But if you happen to mention Decor To Adore you will receive a 15% off discount.

Love and happiness,



Stacey said...

I feel the sudden urge to get in my car and go!! I've never been tot his place and obviously I've been missing out. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll put this on my agenda for sure. :)

chateau chic said...

I'd be in vintage Christmas heaven!
Mary Alice

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a fun shop, I love seeing all the vintage decor.

Jeanie said...

My heart is beating so quickly as I look at all the yummy photos in this post, I am afraid I'm going to have to call 911 and get to the ER! What a fabulous place. I would go nuts. I'm going nuts NOW! I can't wait to see how you translate all this wonderful inspiration into your own beautiful decorations!

Lisa said...

So pretty Laura! I know you will translate this look beautifully in your own home!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I would go crazy there! I can never pass up a shiny bright ornament, I keep telling myself I do not need anymore!

Daniela said...

I so love everything, just everything which is sold and displayed in that so charming store, I wouldn't have found the strenght for leaving it, that's sure !
Thanks most sincerely for all this vintage decorations which makes me breath the atmosphere of ancient Christmases belonging to the past, which fill my heart with the deepest joy, you know, probably i was born in the wrong century :) !!!

Hope your week is off to a good start, my dearest, i'm sending blessings of joy on your coming days,
with much, so much gratitude

Xx Dany

Unknown said...

Oh so lovely. I want everything in that shop. I love vintage ornaments. Nothing like that here! Lucky for you!

Carol Kurtz said...

I have been to their shop and there is so much more to see. Alan and Gina are incredibly talented, as is their fabulous son, Ben. You must put this shop on your bucket list!

Vel Criste said...

OMG, Vintage Christmas heaven!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Oh my, I'd love to shop there! So much to adore for sure! Vintage love ❤️

Katie Mansfield said...

That looks like a fantastic place to shop. I love vintage Shiny Brites. I can't wait to see Storybook Cottage decked out for Christmas.

Debra Oliver said...

gorgeous Christmas goodies, I don't think I've ever seen so many ornaments in one place!

Lorrie said...

What a delightful shop, Laura, full of treasures from Christmasses past. You'll interpret your look beautifully.

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Well, Laura, I love that shop! Your pastel feather tree is WONDERFUL!